African cities from 500 AD to 1900

African cities from 500 AD to 1900

What can we learn from looking at Africa through the lens of its cities? This blog is the second in a series exploring different aspects of city development and urban change in Africa, featuring contributions from researchers and practitioners working within the...
Valuing water in the Global South

Valuing water in the Global South

To mark World Water Day 2021, Diana Mitlin, Professor of Global Urbanism at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute, discusses the issues the Global South face when it comes to accessing clean water. Diana Mitlin is currently leading the African...
New African Cities Research Consortium Announced

New African Cities Research Consortium Announced

Researchers from the Global Development Institute have been awarded a new research contract of £32 million to establish the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC), funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) as part of UK Aid. Led...